The date of the bucolic poet Martius Valerius

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Abstract

The collection of four Latin bucolics ascribed to one Martius Valerius was only published in the twentieth century; they have been widely considered as twelfth-century compositions. Picking up on suggestions proposed by François Dolbeau, this study presents evidence that Martius drew directly on the bucolics of Theocritus, and that his poems are late antique, not medieval, literary productions, probably written in the sixth century. Such a conclusion will require a revision of the history of post-Virgilian Latin bucolic poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-335
JournalJournal of Roman Studies
Volume107
Early online date6 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • bucolic
  • Martius Valerius
  • Justinian
  • Virgil
  • Theocritus

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